Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Raindance. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Raindance collects, and the ways in which Raindance uses that personal information.


Raindance may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website;
  • information that you provide for the purpose of registering with the website, where you request to do so;
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services or an event or award ceremony we run;
  • any other information that you send to Raindance; and
  • footage we film and photographs we take at our award ceremonies and events (to the extent that  you are identifiable in such footage or photographs).


In accordance with data protection laws, we will only process your personal information where we have a lawful basis for doing so. In respect of your personal information, these bases are: (i) where it is necessary to perform the contract we have with you; (ii) where you have given your consent; (iii) where it is in our legitimate interests to process your personal information, and provided that our interests do not prejudice your own rights, freedoms and interests; and (iv) where it is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation that we are under.

The following is a list of the purposes for which Raindance processes your personal information, and the lawful bases on which we carry out such processing:

Raindance may use your personal information to:

  • carry out our main activities of supporting and promoting independent film (legitimate interests, to promote the independent film industry);
  • improve the content of the website (legitimate interests, to ensure our website is as effective as possible);
  • enable your access to and use of the website services, where you have requested them (necessary for the performance of a contract);
  • publish information about you on the website, where you have given us consent to do so;
  • send you marketing communications, where you have given us consent to do so.
  • operate the process when you enter a film to the festival 
  • promote our events (legitimate interests, to promote the independent film industry). Further information can be found in the “Attending the festival, courses and events” section below.

Where Raindance discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors (for example: the developers of our website, our PR company to prepare for the award ceremony or events) for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified above, Raindance may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law (necessary for compliance with a legal obligation), in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights (legitimate interests).


We might collect and use your personal information to process payments and issue tickets relevant to your attendance the festival, courses and events organised by Raindance. We might also collect, use and publicise your personal information when you selected at the festival and when your film will be presented at Raindance. Festival, courses and events organised by Raindance may be filmed and attendees may be filmed and photographed, so if you attend one of our events please note you may be captured in the footage and photographs we take. We use the footage and photographs in accordance with our legitimate interests to promote our organisation and independent film generally, including making the footage and photographs publicly available, worldwide, as part of related promotional material.


Raindance will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Raindance will store all the personal information you provide on secure servers.


In line with data protection laws, before transferring your personal information to third parties outside the EEA we will put in place measures to ensure your personal information is protected to an equivalent standard to the protections offered in this country. We will usually do this by standard contractual clauses or by a scheme approved by our data protection regulator as providing adequate protection (such as a scheme known as Privacy Shield, for transfers to US companies).

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world and, as mentioned above, footage and photographs we take at our events and awards may also be made publicly available, worldwide.


Raindance will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes set out above (or where you have a right to withdraw your consent to a particular use, until you withdraw that consent).

To the extent any personal information is included in the final edit of footage or photographs of our awards and events and any related promotional material, this may be publicly available on a permanent basis.


You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:

Access: You are entitled to confirmation that we process your personal information and a copy of such personal information.

Rectification: If you believe the personal information we hold on you is incorrect, you have the right for this to be rectified.

Erasure: You can request us to erase your personal information where there is no compelling reason to continue processing.

Restriction: You may request a restriction on the processing we undertake on your personal information.  This will only apply where we have no lawful basis to process your personal information, your personal information is inaccurate or to comply with an objection request (see below).

Objection: You may object to our processing of your personal information where our processing is carried out in accordance with the legitimate interests lawful basis.  Please note, however, that should we determine that our interests are so compelling as to override your objection we may continue to process your personal information.

You may also object to receiving direct marketing at any time.

Portability: You have the right to receive some of your personal information in machine readable format.  This right extends to you being able to request that such data is sent to a third party controller.

Withdraw Consent: Where we indicate that we rely on consent for a particular use of your personal information, you may withdraw your consent to Raindance processing your personal information for that purpose by emailing

Your right to complain: You also have the right to complain about our handling of your data by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office, but we ask that you contact us in the first instance so we can try to resolve your complaint directly.

To exercise these rights please contact us by emailing To ensure the security of your personal information, we may ask you for valid proof of identity and once we’ve received it, we will provide our response within one month. If your request is unusually complex and likely to take longer than a month, we will let you know as soon as we can and tell you how long we think it will take.


Raindance may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

We will endeavour to make you aware of any material changes, but we recommend that you  check this page regularly  to ensure you are familiar with any changes.


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Raindance is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.


Raindance (a private limited company with registration number: OC375475) is a “controller”, as defined by GDPR regulations, which means that we are responsible for deciding how we process the personal information we hold about you. Our contact details are 10a Craven Street, London WC2N 5PE, 207 930 3412,

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or Raindance’s treatment of your personal information, please write to:

This privacy notice was last updated [26] April 2023.